Updated May 28, 2019
We all maintain our livelihood in one way or another. For some of us, it may require sitting behind a desk all day. For others, it may require a lot of mobility, heavy lifting and compromising situations. If you find yourself in the latter category, it is important to be vigilant while performing such hazardous duties.
Vigilance is the first step in creating a safe environment for you and your colleagues. However, when situations go unplanned or occur beyond your control in a manner that causes harm, do not ignore them.
Taking pride in your work is one thing, but being too prideful to step up and report an accident or an injury that you incurred while on the job not only hurts you—it also hurts those who depend on you. Even if you feel that you are at fault or that your supervisor won’t believe you, you should always seek guidance from the experts that understand the law as it relates to construction accidents.
Safety + Health reported on the issue of workers not speaking up in regards to safety in the workplace. Reasons for not reporting injuries included the following:
These concerns are small in comparison to the safety of yourself and other workers in your place of work. Don’t hesitate to report injuries or accidents on the job.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an accident at a construction site, contact the Indianapolis Construction Site Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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